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Mrs. Willie A Goodman

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 9/3/2015 1:22:00 PM

Funeral service for Mrs. Willie A Goodman of Dadeville, Alabama will be Friday, September 4, 2015 at Haven Chapel United Methodist Church at 1:00pm. Burial will follow at Dadeville City Cemetery. Wright’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Pacesetters set tone for United Way campaign

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 9/2/2015 6:35:00 PM

Amtech and the Lake Martin Community Hospital, designated as pacesetters for Lake Martin Area United Way’s annual campaign, have both seen employees greet the annual fundraiser with giving attitudes. As pacesetters, the companies’ job was to jumpstart

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Chris Hastings' new restaurant, Ovenbird, coming to Pepper Place this fall

Date: 8/31/2015 3:56:00 PM

The couple also has consulted on restaurant/food operations at various times with the developers of WaterColor on the Florida panhandle, Mt Laurel in Shelby County, Russell Lands at Lake Martin and the Birmingham Country Club. Hastings Consulting Co

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Alexander City Outlook

Date: 8/31/2015 1:02:00 PM

Mrs. Ingram died Saturday, August 29, 2015 at her residence. She was born August 19, 1945 in Coosa County, Alabama to William Walter and Frances Louise Pike Bailey. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Frank Ingram: Sons; Tony (Teresa) McClellan

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Smith Lake Guides cited for importation of invasive blueback herring

Date: 8/30/2015 9:56:00 AM

In addition to Smith, the herring have been found in Lake Martin and Yates Lake according to ACDNR. It's likely they will spread downstream from Smith into the Mulberry Fork River and Holt Reservoir eventually, as well as further downstream via the Black

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Length: 880 Miles
• Surface Area: 41,150 Acres
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
• Length: 31 Miles
Lake Martin is a man-made reservoir located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama on the Tallapoosa River. It was formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. The Martin Dam powerhouse is used to generate hydroelectric power for the Alabama Power Company. Construction on Martin Dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1926, creating what was at that time the largest man-made body of water in the world. Originally known as Cherokee Bluffs for the geological formation upon which it was built (which erroneously recognized the historic indigenous people of the area), the dam was renamed in 1936 in honor of Thomas Martin, the then-president of Alabama Power Company.

One of the largest man made lakes in the United States, Lake Martin is a popular recreation area for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. The Dixie Sailing Club operates on Lake Martin. Many waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on Lake Martin. The cities of Alexander City, Dadeville, and Eclectic are nearby.

Lake Martin hosts many events throughout the year, including fishing tournaments, a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, and the Alexander City Jazz Festival, an annual event every June in downtown Alexander City and at the Lake Martin Amphitheatre.

Lake Martin includes many popular attractions, including eagles nest, natural sand beaches, restaurants, camping areas and popular islands. The lake has several landmarks, such as the Kowaliga Bridge, and several marinas, but perhaps the most recognized landmark on the lake is Chimney Rock, a large rock formation that resembles a chimney. Chimney Rock is located several hundred yards away; the formation which most people call Chimney Rock is Acapulco Rock. The area was the Tallapoosa River gorge before Martin Dam was built, and the water is more than 150 feet deep. The spot is visited by thousands of boaters yearly, who park in front of "The Rock" to watch people climb up 60 feet and jump off into the water.

Lake Martin has become a weekend getaway for many of Birmingham, Montgomery and even Atlanta's elite.

Alabama has a lake of a similar name, the Logan Martin Lake on the Coosa River, but Lake Martin and Logan Martin Lake are not part of the same river system.
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